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One recent design trend that I’m loving is layering your doormat over a flat weave rug to create a cozy, welcoming entryway!  Let me show you how to get the perfect layered doormats for summer!


I’m not sure who to give credit to starting this trend.  I know one of the first place I saw it was on Chris Loves Julia in the fall.  And, it makes sense as a fall-themed decorative idea.  It’s SO cozy, SO welcoming, and SO warm.  Pair it with some mums and you’ve got the perfect look.

Image Source: Chris Loves Julia

But, I knew I wanted to try it out for my summer entryway.  I definitely couldn’t use a buffalo check or plaid flat weave rug.  

While I’ll be sharing next week which doormats I chose to layer for our summer entryway, I thought I’d share a few inspiration combos for you!

Image Source: McGee & Co.

Image Source: At Home With Ashley

Image Source: House of Blues Hues

There are infinite ways to style layered doormats.  You can go the traditional black and white route that can be gorgeous.  Or, because it’s summer, add in some fun colors, patterns, and florals to the mix.  There are no rules – let your creativity show!


Here are a few things to consider when finding your layered doormats for summer.


For the Base Layer:

Make sure you choose an outdoor rug for the base layer.  It’s most likely going to be exposed to blazing sun and run all summer long.  While outdoor rugs can withstand this to a certain extent, an indoor rug will fade and probably fall apart.  

Also keep in mind what size you’re going to buy.  I chose a 30″ x 50″ rug for our base layer and it fits perfectly.  Any bigger and it would have looked strange with the doormat on top.  If you go any smaller than 3×5, you risk the top doormat completely (or mostly) covering the base layer and defeating the purpose of layering.

But, if your top layered doormat is 18″ x 30″, you can get away with a smaller, 2 x 3 base layer rug just fine.

**Always pay attention to the sizes**

Don’t be afraid to go bold for this layer!  Doormats tend to all look relatively similar so be creative and mix and match!


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For the Doormats (Top Layer):

There are so many cute doormats to choose from these days.  Target and Wayfair are my favorite stores to shop for budget-friendly doormats.

Etsy also has some unique options that no one else will have.

Alternatively, try DIYing a doormat with a custom saying!  There are tons of tutorials online with how to do this.  I wonder in general how well they hold up over time, as I’ve never attempted to do this myself.  Maybe it just takes the right paint!

For the doormat layer, stick with a 2×3 size (mine with 18″ x 30″).  Most doormats come standard at 2×3 (or 18″ x 30″) so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one you love.


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Now for my favorite part – some combo ideas for your layered doormats!

These are just a few suggestions!  Feel free to mix and match how you’d like 🙂

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  1. Cursive Welcome Doormat over Fuchsia Striped Base Layer     2.  Well, Come on In Doormat over Blue/White Striped Base Layer     3.  Hello/Goodbye Doormat over Charcoal Striped Base Layer     4.  Fern Doormat over Whites/Grays Striped Base Layer

 

Easy and affordable front porch decor ideas you can do to create a welcoming curb appeal and dress up your entryway. Find out how to layer doormats, mix and match doormats, and more doormat ideas. Get all the front porch inspiration you need to get the best layered doormat combination. Doormat Layering Guide and front porch decor ideas! #layereddoormat #doormat #entryway #porch #diy #decor #designinspo

  1.  Black Hello Doormat over Triangle Base Layer    2.  Welcome Doormat over  Blue Striped Base Layer     3.  Hello Doormat over Gray/Black Striped Base Layer     4.  Welcome Doormat over Tribal Print Base Layer

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Sheri Bruneau

    I LOVE this idea! Guess who will be shopping this weekend to do this??? ME. Great post.

    Reply
  2. Lisa Peck

    What a fun idea and a handy guide to great combinations! Thanks for sharing your talent.

    Reply
  3. Deborah Main

    I had not seen this trend before, so thank you for writing about it!

    I can’t believe how many options you give us. Great post. So helpful!

    Reply

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